Nominees Announced for Best Musical Show Album

The nominations for the 43rd Grammy Awards were announced today. See a complete list of nominees.Several of the Grammy categories are directly related to acting and the performing arts. The nominees in these categories are as follows:Best Musical Show Album Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Albums only. Elton John And Tim Rice's Aida Guy Babylon, Paul Bogaev, Frank Filipetti & Chris Montan, producers; Tim Rice, lyricist; Elton John, composer (Original Broadway Cast) [Buena Vista Records] Kiss Me, Kate Hugh Fordin, Paul Gemignani & Don Sebesky, producers; (Cole Porter, lyricist & composer) (Brian Stokes Mitchell & Marin Mazzie With New Broadway Cast)[DRG Records, Inc.] Meredith Willson's The Music Man Hugh Fordin, producer; (Meredith Willson, lyricist & composer) (New Broadway Cast) [Q Records] Swing!Steven Epstein, producer; (Various lyricists & composers) (Original Cast Recording) [Sony Classical] The Wild PartyPhil Ramone, producer; Michael John LaChiusa, lyricist & composer (Original Cast With Toni Collette, Mandy Patinkin & Eartha Kitt) [Decca Broadway]

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable. Albums only. Almost Famous Various Artists [DreamWorks Records] Fantasia/2000James Levine Conducting The Chicago Symphony Orchestra [Walt Disney Records] High Fidelity Various Artists [Hollywood Records] Magnolia Aimee Mann [Reprise Records] The Sopranos Various Artists [Sony Music Soundtrax/Columbia Records]
Best Score Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Award to Composer(s) for an original composition (not an adaptation) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media. American Beauty Thomas Newman, composer [DreamWorks Records] The Cider House Rules Rachel Portman, composer [Sony Classical] Gladiator Lisa Gerrard & Hans Zimmer, composers [Decca Records] Magnolia Jon Brion, composer [Reprise Records] Toy Story 2 Randy Newman, composer [Walt Disney Records]
Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual MediaA Songwriter(s) award. This category is for a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and commercially released on a recording for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only. The Great Beyond (From Man On The Moon) Peter Buck, Mike Mills & Michael Stipe, songwriters (R.E.M.) [Warner Bros. Records; Publisher: Temporary Music] Independent Women Part I (From Charlie's Angels) Samuel Barnes, Beyonce Knowles, Jean Claude Olivier & Corey Rooney, songwriters (Destiny's Child) [Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; Publishers: Enot Pub./Sony ATV Tunes LLC, Sony ATV/Cori Tiffani Pub., Beyonce Pub.] Save Me (From Magnolia) Aimee Mann, songwriter (Aimee Mann) [Reprise Records; Publisher: Aimee Mann] Things Have Changed (From Wonder Boys) Bob Dylan, songwriter (Bob Dylan) [Columbia/Sony Music Soundtrax; Publisher: Special Rider Music] When She Loved Me (From Toy Story 2) Randy Newman, songwriter (Sarah McLachlan) [Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music Co.]